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Prayer Video

Videos on why we pray, the kabbalah of prayer, the struggles of prayer and lessons on praying on a Yacht

Videos on why we pray, the kabbalah of prayer, the struggles of prayer and lessons on praying on a Yacht

The Heart of Prayer
Video | 8:04
Intermediate
The Heart of Prayer
Prayer can be one of the most confounding of spiritual practices. If it is a personal, meditative, soul experience, then why is so much of it dictated by formality and structured liturgy?
The Significance of Tefillah
Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 1
This class examines the importance of prayer, its biblical and historical origins, and the Jewish view on material requests. We conclude with explaining the first prayer upon waking in the morning.
A History of Prayer
Video | 45:03
A History of Prayer
The Jew and Prayer: Lesson 1
The origins and evolution of prayer through the ages.
The Kabbalah of Prayer
The concept of prayer seems paradoxical: asking G-d, who is infinite and all knowing, to grant us our puny needs and desires?
The Ladder
Video | 0:37
The Ladder
A Word from Jono
Video | 2:37
A Word from Jono
Jonathan finds out that the Siddur is AWESOME!!
Prayer
Video | 2:35
Prayer
Rabbi Kadoozy answers a question about prayer and Jono asks G-d to write his term paper.
Reflections on
The steps towards transformation in prayer
My Thoughts: Prayer (part 1)
Prayer: its origin and its purpose
Requesting Nothing, Sharing Silence
Esther as a model for a higher mode of prayer
On its most basic level, to pray is to ask G-d to provide for your needs. But the story of Esther provides a loftier model, which should guide us as we approach the High Holidays.
The How and Why of Chassidic Prayer
Aspects of chassidic prayer and their contemporary application
What makes chassidic prayer distinct? Can these elements be broadened and made relevant to the wider Jewish community in the modern age?
Whispered Prayers
Video | 31:24
Whispered Prayers
Why we articulate the words of prayer silently
When saying the Amidah prayer – the essence of the prayer service – the worshipper is enjoined to pray in hushed tones. This class explores the various reasons for this law and offers insight into the meaning of prayer. (Likutei Sichos, vol. 35)
The Power of Prayer
Video | 40:00
The Power of Prayer
Chana’s Prayer and Rosh Hashanah
On Rosh Hashana we read in the Haftorah about the birth of the prophet Samuel. Childless for many years, one year on Rosh Hashana, his mother Chana offered a prayer that elicited the Divine blessing resulting in his birth. The Talmud states that Chana's prayer is the model which all prayer aught emulate. This class will explain how to access the awesome power of prayer any time and especially on Rosh Hashana. (Likutei Sichos vol. 29, p.182)
Why Jews Pray Three Times a Day
Discover two perspectives on the objective of prayer
Jewish people have three daily prayer services. The first is Shacharit (the morning prayer), then Minchah (the afternoon prayer), and finally Maariv (the evening prayer.) But from another perspective, one can argue that since the Jewish day begins at sundown, the first prayer is really the evening prayer. Does it make a difference if we view the order of the prayers as morning/afternoon/evening or as evening/morning/afternoon?
The Ladder of Prayer
Parsha Vayeitzei
What is the objective of prayer? Discover five layers of understanding to the mitzvah of prayer.
Prayer: Service of the Heart
Why we pray to G-d
A Call to the Infinite
A Taste of Text—Vayeira
We hear of the miracles that great people’s prayers can accomplish. But is prayer also for us regular folk?
Effort Versus Accomplishment
A Taste of Text—Vayeitzei
There are some moments in our lives when we are at peace with our inner, spiritual selves. The majority of our experiences are strenuous, often painful, and challenge us to overcome the negative urges of our psyche.
How to Confront an Adversary
A Taste of Text—Vayishlach
How to react when confronted with an opportunity that may challenge, tempt or oppose your beliefs or goals . . .
Is It Chutzpah to Pray?
Chanah’s prayer and how to talk to G‑d
From the story of the prophetess Chanah, we learn the proper way to approach G‑d and express our needs. (A text-based discussion of the first chapter of Samuel I.)